I’d just like to take this time and applaud two inspirational Pacific Archivists, Tukul Kaiku and Ewan Maidment, respectively, who have recently been honored:
Tukul, who teaches Records and Archives Management at the University of Papua New Guinea, was chosen Archivist of the Month by the International Council of Archives in June of 2010. As a member of the PARBICA regional reference group, she was instrumental in the formulating of ideas for the Recordkeeping for Governance Toolkit.
In a country where managing archives and records is anything but easy. Tukul Kaiku’s energy, leadership, commitment, enthusiasm, integrity and professionalism is a constant inspiration to her friends and colleagues within the PARBICA family. —ICA
Ewan Maidment received The Australian National
University Vice Chancellor’s Staff Award for Outreach. He has been the Executive Officer since 1995 for the Pacific Manuscript Bureau which aims to help with long- term preservation of the documentary heritage of the Pacific Islands and to make it accessible.
Ewan has been a towering force and inspiration for scholars and students in Pacific Studies, and for countless Pacific Islands communities and individuals. —Dr Chris Ballard